3R Raspberry Ale - New Planet Beer Company
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3.08/5 rDev +14.9%
Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.
Pours a hazy light red with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, and some slight raspberry aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild tartness on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer but it's drinkable and light.
12-02-2012 22:41:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.25/5 rDev -16%
Wow, was hoping for a lot more than what this beer gave me. Reddish, pink pour with very small head; minimal to no lacing. Flavor is more reminiscent of a wine cooler than a beer, very tart, somewhat sour. Not totally terrible, but nothing I would buy again.
11-20-2012 15:04:10 | More by iabeerbaron
3.1/5 rDev +15.7%
A-Pours a wacky pinkish color. Head is nearly nonexistent. Body of the beer is crystal clear. The head leaves slight but complete lacing rings.
S-Raspberry lemonade and buttered toast. The raspberry is not tart in the nose, just sweet and artificial. However, I must say I find the nose to be semi-intoxicating.
T-The flavor is not as nice. Syrupy raspberry. Grenadine and sorghum. Finishes lightly corny. The ending flavor notes are a bit off; ;most tastes like snap peas. For a Raspberry Gluten Free beer, this is far better than I expected it to be.
M-Light and watery with seltzer-esque carbonation. Goes down easy enough. Kinda surprised that it is 5% ABV. I would have expected it to be only 3.5%.
O/D-For what it is, I find it to be pretty successful. Celiacs in need of a Fruit Beer should seek this out. Its honestly not that bad.
10-06-2012 19:11:46 | More by VelvetExtract
3.28/5 rDev +22.4%
On behalf of my non-gluten allowed wife...
Pours a clear, light pink, with a small soapy head. Looks like a rose' without the champagne bubbles.
Smell is slightly off, almost sour, like a lambic with hints of unidentified berry aromas.
Very light in flavor like most GF beers. Clean and crisp with a dry fruit finish.
Thin, light, with low carbonation.
For someone who cant drink regular beer, this is a drinkable solution, but not one that mimics the characteristics of beer much. It is more of a watered down, fruit wine with a few bubbles.
09-26-2012 02:00:01 | More by phiberoptik
1.65/5 rDev -38.4%
Peach colored with a fizzy light pink head that dissipates almost immediately. No lacing.
Raspberry and rubbing alcohol make up the nose.
Holy hell, this is bad. Light raspberry up front, then comes the bland sweetness in the middle and finishes up with a harsh rubbing alcohol/cheap vodka taste. Fake cheap raspberry vodka aftertaste.
Thinner feel and very dry. The carbonation is lower, but feels pretty soft.
I can't force myself to drink anymore of this. Just wanted to try it out of curiosity. What a mistake. Absolute drain pour. Horrible, horrible liquid. Stay away!
05-24-2012 21:46:07 | More by jera1350
2.25/5 rDev -16%
Taking sips from my girlfriend's glass.
No lacing, some fizzy bubbles from the pour. A kind of pretty peach color, at least. Transparent clarity. Lots of rising bubbles. 2.5
Super-duper sweet raspberry syrup aroma and some background buckwheat. But, seriously, it smells mostly like raspberry-flavored sparkling water. No detectable hops, I can almost say the same about the malts. 2.0
Ugh, that corn extract or whatever is right there. I don't give a hoot about sorghum or gluten-free, but if this is what one with this condition can drink I feel bad for them. As for THIS beer? Super sweet raspberry candy, like a Jolly Rancher, with strange corn and grain notes that are almost syrupy and darker, like buckwheat or molasses and a hint of white grape juice. No need to get further into it. 2.5
Fizzy and thin and sticky and wrong. 2.0
Warning: this beer is for folks who have a gluten allergy. If you do not have this condition, avoid this beer. The End. 2.0
05-12-2012 05:01:32 | More by thecheapies
3.4/5 rDev +26.9%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pink/rose color with a very small head. Smell is mild, some hints of raspberry. Taste is unusual, a bit wine like, sorghum is present, as well as some raspberries. Just a touch of tartness, no real hop presence. Feels light and carbonated in the mouth and overall is a little different but not bad.
04-24-2012 19:51:03 | More by tone77
3.48/5 rDev +29.9%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: light pinkish-amber hue with a very thin layer of quickly-dissipating ivory head. Not especially appetizing, but not bad, either.
Smell: nice raspberry aroma. There's a bit of the plastic-ey sorghum aroma here, but the acidic raspberry does a good job of masking it. Let's face it: as a gluten-free fruit beer, this brew faces a lot of adversity. Considering that, it's got a pretty good aroma.
Taste: plenty of raspberry with that unmistakeable sorghum sourness. Here, however, it works: we expect a fruit beer to be acidic, and indeed its sweetness helps cut that sorghum bite. Even without considering its gluten-free provenance, it's actually decent for a fruit beer.
Mouthfeel: medium-light bodied with a decent level of carbonation. It's not over-attenuated and it actually has a decent texture.
Overall: maybe in my old age I'm getting more forgiving of gluten-free beers, but I feel like 3R works. The raspberry does a good job of cutting the sour and plastic effects of the sorgum, and overall I think this is a decent fruit beer in its own right (even putting aside the gluten-free aspect).
03-14-2012 17:45:01 | More by flagmantho
3.5/5 rDev +30.6%
Pours a clear, dark golden amber with a tinge of red and a fairly thick, if not persistent, pale tan head. Raspberry dominates the aroma, which does have some sorghum to it. Flavor has firm sorghum and raspberry notes, and is slightly sweet - pretty good for a non-gluten beer. Texture is smooth and has average body but plenty of fizz. One of the better gluten free beers I have had.
03-04-2012 16:16:32 | More by Cyberkedi
1.58/5 rDev -41%
Pours a clean pale pink color with a white head. In the aroma, sweet raspberry, yet somewhat faint. In the taste, a faint and small sweet raspberry. A small bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry, small raspberry like aftertaste. EH! sweet raspberry, quite faint, and well, I kind of hated it.
02-07-2012 14:08:11 | More by OWSLEY069
2.9/5 rDev +8.2%
I suppose Ii should have expected this color, a clear pale pink that with the bubbly activity looks like a white zinfandel spritzer. The small pure white head looks loose, but a strong foam settles in and leaves better lacing than expected.
An interesting aroma offers mostly fruit, sugar and corn. It's difficult to coax much more out of it. A bit of diacetyl is noticed and hops are exceptionally light. What seems to be the interplay of yeast with the sorghum and corny sweetness makes for a somewhat strange smell underneath.
The taste is similar but, thankfully, the raspberry has more of a place overall. The corn puts me off, but at least what little hops presence there is helps to even it out. There's a tinge of alcohol as it warms.
The feel is light and spritzy but not completely devoid of just a little smooth heft; it seems the sorghum does offer somrthing to the body. It is crisp and refreshing.
02-01-2012 17:31:24 | More by Brenden
2.78/5 rDev +3.7%
Pours a light pink color with absolutely no head. It's very bubbly. Looks like cherry 7-Up. The smell is musty with faint raspberries. The taste is light with raspberries taking the forefront. There's also a slight bitterness in the finish. There's some diacetylic notes as well which are unpleasing. It's very light with a lot of carbonation.
My wife has a gluten allergy so I'm always buying new gluten beers for her to try. This is the latest. It's alright, but light and it's not fulfilling. The butterscotchy, diacetylic notes are what throw this one off.
12-21-2011 22:45:09 | More by tdm168
3R Raspberry Ale from New Planet Beer Company
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